Latin American and Caribbean governments agree to “strengthen” CELAC

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador proposed turning CELAC into "something similar" to the European Union (EU) to replace the Organization of American States (OAS).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) governments agreed to "strengthen" the regional organization after a meeting with foreign ministers held last week in Mexico City, which served to reflect on its future.

"Now more than ever, it is essential to understand that CELAC must be strengthened to face the challenges that persist, taking into consideration the need to adapt and adopt new approaches based on multilateralism," the organization explained in its conclusions published today.

The member states considered that CELAC, founded in 2010, "has positioned itself as a mechanism capable of achieving consensus, consensus-building . . .

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